The founder of Angel Shave Club, Iskra Tsenkova, is all about GIRL POWER! As both a female entrepreneur and an immigrant, education has been the foundation of her success. She’s using her business to help fulfill her personal passion for empowering women all around the world one subscription at a time!
Iskra’s interest in women’s education started at a young age. While growing up in a small town in Bulgaria, reading and doing homework in her room was an escape that helped her through tough times after her father passed away when she was 7 years old. She and her brother were raised by their single mother and at just 15, Iskra had to take on a lot of responsibility while her mother was battling breast cancer. It was up to her to make a future for herself and education became a very important part of that plan.
Iskra focused on her schoolwork, learning to speak Spanish and English in high school, then went on to graduate from business school with a degree in marketing in 2007. When she was 22 years old, she immigrated to the United States with two girlfriends and the dream of creating a better life for herself and her family back home.
Her dream became a reality in 2016 when she founded Angel Shave Club, the first EVER shave club created by a woman just for women!
“I had the idea of Angel Shave Club in the shower,” said founder Iskra Tsenkova. “I reached for my husband’s razor instead of mine. We created Angel Shave Club because we believe that it’s time for women to have their own shave club and never overpay for store-bought razors again.”
After watching Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzay on TV and then reading her book, He Named Me Malala, Iskra was inspired! She knew that she wanted to give back to Malala’s charity to help girls in under privileged countries get the education they deserve. Almost exactly one year after founding Angel Shave Club, Iskra is continuing her mission to help empower women around the world by donating a portion of sales from Angel Shave Club to the Malala Fund. ASC subscribers can feel good knowing that not only are they are purchasing a quality product, they are also giving back to women in need around the world!
The advice I would give every girl out there would be to never give up on their dreams! No matter what happens in your life, no matter what other people tell you, you can do anything you put your mind to. Keep working hard for what you want and don’t take no for an answer. Never forget that you matter and that you are unique and special. You are born with an incredible strength within you.